Grosses

'Mockingjay – Part 1' Easily Leads Thanksgiving Day with $11.05M; 'Penguins of Madagascar' a Distant Second with $3.95M; 'Horrible Bosses 2' #3 with $3.06MNovember 28, 2014 11:20 AM

by Daniel Garris

Please note that most grosses for Thursday, November 27 are studio estimates and that not all studios are currently reporting due to Thanksgiving. Complete actuals will be reported on Monday.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took in an estimated $11.05 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 24 percent from Thursday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fell 28 percent on Thanksgiving Day to gross $14.95 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $168.61 million through its first week of release. That places the film 24 percent behind the massive $222.12 million seven-day start of Catching Fire. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed an estimated $25.6 million on Wednesday and Thursday and looks to be headed for a five-day weekend take in the area of $79 million based on past Thanksgiving weekend trends.

Penguins of Madagascar placed in a distant second with an estimated $3.95 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 37 percent from Wednesday. Family films tend to fall off sharply on Thanksgiving Day, but the daily decline for Penguins of Madagascar was even larger than usual for a family film on Thanksgiving. Penguins of Madagascar has grossed an estimated $10.20 million in two days. That places the film 19 percent ahead of the $8.57 million two-day take of 2012's Rise of the Guardians and 17 percent behind the $12.28 million two-day start of 2011's The Muppets. Penguins of Madagascar currently appears headed for a five-day start in the neighborhood of $37 million.

Horrible Bosses 2 grossed $3.06 million to land in third. The comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was down 28 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance. Yesterday's percentage decline was a concerning sign, as films aimed at adult audiences tend to hold up better on Thanksgiving Day. Horrible Bosses 2 is off to a modest two-day start of just $7.31 million. That places the film a very disappointing 51 percent behind the $14.98 million two-day start of 2008's Four Christmases. Unless Horrible Bosses 2 rebounds in an unexpectedly big way today, the film appears to be on course for a lackluster five-day debut in the area of $24 million.

Disney's Big Hero 6 followed very closely behind in fourth place with an estimated $3.056 million. That was down 27 percent from Wednesday and up 166 percent over last Thursday. Big Hero 6 placed in second for the week with $32.82 million. That was down just 18 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's 21-day total to $148.44 million. Big Hero 6 is currently taking advantage of the slower than expected start of Penguins of Madagascar and has grossed an estimated $7.24 million on Wednesday and Thursday. That places the film on course for a five-day weekend gross in the neighborhood of $26.5 million.

Paramount's Interstellar rounded out Thursday's top five with an estimated $3.04 million. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film held up much better than other films in the top five on Thursday, as it fell just 4 percent from Wednesday. Interstellar placed in third for the week with $25.69 million. That represented a 30.5 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's domestic total to $131.29 million after 21 days of wide release. Interstellar has grossed an estimated $6.21 million on Wednesday and Thursday and appears to be headed for a five-day holiday take in the area of $21 million.

The Theory of Everything continued to perform well in limited release on Thursday with an estimated $0.727 million from 749 locations. The awards season hopeful from Focus was up 17 percent over Wednesday. The Theory of Everything has grossed an estimated $1.35 million on Wednesday and Thursday. The film's 21-day total stands at $4.52 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Nov. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$12,530,397--3,944--$3,177$12,530,3971Paramount / DreamWorks
2Due Date$12,216,515--3,355--$3,641$12,216,5151Warner Bros.
3For Colored Girls$7,411,012--2,127--$3,484$7,411,0121Lionsgate
4Red (2010)$2,595,585141%3,229-120$804$65,608,4614Summit
5Saw 3D$2,595,300111%2,8080$924$33,196,0082Lionsgate
6Paranormal Activity 2$2,365,719165%3,168-71$747$72,290,8413Paramount
7Jackass 3D$1,611,87269%2,165-974$745$107,328,9474Paramount
8Secretariat$1,208,567103%2,614-494$462$48,171,9205Disney
9Hereafter$1,194,151104%2,365-59$505$25,903,8204Warner Bros.
10The Social Network$1,050,478109%1,860-907$565$82,497,1106Sony / Columbia
11Life As We Know It$1,007,763108%1,950-910$517$46,447,8365Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$466,629145%672107$694$3,632,7734Fox Searchlight
2The Town$338,32435%801-807$422$88,922,1818Warner Bros.
3Easy A$150,81545%486-776$310$56,899,4268Sony / Screen Gems
4Waiting for 'Superman'$122,4598%242-88$506$5,135,3027Paramount Vantage
5Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$110,350-35%740-1270$149$53,640,4457Warner Bros.
6Inception$98,22099%291-110$338$291,229,13417Warner Bros.
7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$88,364-7%353-580$250$51,642,6547Fox
8Despicable Me$82,890231%307-28$270$248,066,90018Universal
9Devil$65,325129%284-351$230$33,307,5358Universal
10It's Kind of a Funny Story$54,144-4%201-276$269$6,076,7665Focus
11Stone$51,83454%109-16$476$1,365,8515Relativity / Overture
12The Other Guys$50,967--235-67$217$118,904,30614Sony / Columbia
13Takers$43,153--21583$201$57,459,48711Sony / Screen Gems
14Nowhere Boy$38,808112%17522$222$1,093,7975Weinstein Company
15Alpha and Omega$33,135-17%288-388$115$24,340,5718Lionsgate
16Case 39$20,20914%157-249$129$13,131,8946Paramount Vantage
17N-Secure$16,911-23%105-262$161$2,514,1024Freestyle

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$177,685--46--$3,863$177,6851Summit
2127 Hours$77,262--4--$19,316$77,2621Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$61,23638%60-1$1,021$17,613,71834Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Catfish$15,38512%55-82$280$3,116,8338Universal / Rogue
5Never Let Me Go$11,129-36%51-75$218$2,253,5178Fox Searchlight
6Let Me In$11,029-36%95-283$116$11,978,1296Relativity / Overture
7Under the Sea 3D$10,52660%14-2$752$24,681,20991Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Buried$8,6095%46-61$187$1,010,6707Lionsgate
9Avatar$6,52824%91$725$760,443,57647Fox
10Jack Goes Boating$4,023119%31-4$130$482,8058Relativity / Overture
11The Tillman Story$3,68618%240$154$755,70812Weinstein Company
12Wild Target$3,27933%51$656$36,5672Freestyle
13Piranha 3D$2,849373%6-13$475$24,996,40612Weinstein Company
14Winter's Bone$1,16626%10-1$117$6,215,10822Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$513-45%4-2$128$652,14416Weinstein Company
16I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$29446%2-1$147$90,8025Anchor Bay
17The Disappearance of Alice Creed$156--1--$156$166,91114Anchor Bay